Hanging onto Passover or Passing on the Hangover?

No, despite the headline I didn't get drunk last night. After all, our forefathers weren't freed from slavery just so that they could go down to the local pub. Or weeeeere they? Seems to be a lot of talk of vineyards and grape-peeling in the good book (what, not the "best" book?), so maybe we've gotten it all wrong.

Still, as I say, no imbibing for me. I was a fiddler on the wagon, not falling off the roof, sipping OJ and munching on macaroons late into the evening.

But today's another day and I guess I could say I've got something of a coconut hangover. Just so much of the sweet stuff you can take. Like me and WE TV (Women's Entertainment Television). Enough of the Golden Girls already. Bring on the chainsaws and David Mamet!

In other news, two items.

First, none of you has yet to guess my favorite Beatle (aside from those of you who know who you are and are ineligible due to contest rules restricting friends, families and employees.) Come on people, it can't be that hard? I'm not pulling an overly clever trick here and including someone like Stu Sutcliffe or Pete Best (though Stu's pretty fucking cool, in my opinion.) Let's get those cards and letters coming. I feel the need to inscribe, and now!!

Second, I just came across yet another item about Jew Punk that also mentions the book and my personal thoughts on the subject. It's straight outta The Forward and concentrates on Can Can, a band from my native state of Jo-Ja (Georgia to the Yankees among you.) One thing I especially like about this band is that they're not only from GA, they grew up in Austell, a tiny town (at least in my day) where (drum roll please) my father had his dry goods (that is, clothing) store.

Vive l'Austell! Long live jeans, t-shirts and ladies slacks!

And of course, God praise Beat Music in all its forms.




Blogger Sam said...

Chag Sameach! You have certainly become the resident (non-resident?) authority on all things Jewish punk. Nice.

You know what's good for those coconut hangovers? Raw matzah, crumbled in a glass, drunk straight. Try it--always works for me.

Oh, I have been quoted in The Forward, too! Just a teensy little quote after I spoke at The Catskills Conference a few years ago. The reporter followed me around for a while and even captured the historic moment of me catching up with my Aunt Renee. ;)

April 9, 2009 at 11:26 AM  
Blogger G-D said...

Actually, I prefer my matzah with a bit of Tabasco -- at least in it's drinkable form. As I solid, I'm big on Matzah Bacon and Tomato sandwiches (with extra mayo, of course.)

So you've been quoted in The Forward as well? I'll try to Google it. In the meantime, I'll hold near and dear the image of you and Auntie R!

April 9, 2009 at 8:18 PM  
Blogger G-D said...

"... at least, in ITS drinkable form," not "IT'S."

I hate it when my students make that mistake.

Professor heal thyself!

p.s. "As A solid," not "As I solid"! Oh brain, where art thou?!

April 11, 2009 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Sam said...

Hee hee. Of course I did notice that apostrophe. I can't help it! My students make me crazy with that, too! But I didn't judge you for it. ;)

Anyway, I tried the Matzah, Bacon and Tomato. Oooh, scrumptious! A taste sensation! Thanks for making the eight days more bearable. ;)

April 12, 2009 at 12:56 PM  

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